Built: doll bunk beds painted in tangerine orange:
Fresh and different and I’m in love.
The perfect size for Kit and all her American Girl doll friends:
The bottom bunk is open, sleepover anyone?
The quilts are basic patchwork made with scraps from my collection:
This bunk bed is going to my girl #2 for her birthday in March.
Here’s how I made the bunk bed and bedding:
1. Cut wood pieces are per Ana’s plans here.
2. Assemble, putty screw heads and sand:
3. Prime and sand again:
4. Choose paint color.
I used Glidden sunbaked orange flat.
5. Paint two coats
Distress edges lightly then seal with clear satin poly.
Detail of the distressing:
6. The mattresses are made from mattress foam topper cut to size, wrapped with quilt batting and then covered with white cotton fabric sewn shut:
7. For the quilts I started with a collection of orange and periwinkle fabrics.
Then cut 3″ squares.
8. Layout the squares in a random pattern.
Then stitch each row together.
9. Make the quilt sandwich with backing, batting and top.
Saftey pin layers together and quilt on the diagonal:
10. The edge is finished with Kona white binding:
11. The polka dot quilt backing matches the pillowcases:
My girl #2 will be turning 6 and she (and her big sister who is 7) is in the prime playing years for the American Girl dolls.
I hope they love this bunk bed as much as I loved making it.